Just in case you wondered . . .
Yes, I am still working on the Elemental Boatneck, or as I have been calling it in my head, “The Never-Ending Linen Stitch.”
But seriously, I don’t mind The Never-Ending Linen Stitch because the fabric it creates is so very pretty! I think the wrong side is pretty too — see?
The gauge for the linen stitch is 6 stitches and 9.5 rows per inch. That’s a whole lotta rows per inch, but because of the way linen stitch is worked, what with all the slipping of stitches, it does compress the fabric. So I knit and knit and knit and don’t seem to make a whole lot of progress.
But this project is green and green always makes me happy. The yarn is pleasant to knit, so that makes me happy too. I need 13.5 inches completed on the body before I divide the piece for the armholes. I’ve got 8 or so inches right now, so I’m getting there.
Clean Eating Update
At my last official weigh-in, I am pleased to report that I have lost a total of 50 pounds since I started clean eating back at the beginning of December. Go, me! There have been long stretches of time when I’ve been on a plateau, but persistence has paid off. Well, it is really not so much persistence. It truly is a lifestyle change. I feel pretty sure I’ll be eating like this for the rest of my life. I figured it out — I’ve been doing this for about 26 weeks, so I’ve had a weight loss of almost 2 pounds a week, which is a good slow rate of loss.
Of course, I had to buy myself a present to commemorate the 50 pound mark.
This is a Carlos Falchi purse in fuschia python.
With a tan suede lining.
Excuse me, for I must swoon with delight.
“I’d rather have a paper ball to play with!”